A pair of red-rumped swallows circled overhead, dancing amid wispy clouds before disappearing. A young male Chinese sparrowhawk emerged before he too becomes a shrinking dot in the blue sky.From Baekryeong-do, South Korea’s northernmost island, Nial Moores tracked the birds through his scope.“They’ll be in the DPRK in 15, 20 minutes,” he said.That would be the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or North Korea — across one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world. Guarded by hundreds of thousands of soldiers and untold artillery, the border means little to the millions of birds that soar over it each year as they travel along a major migration corridor between the Arctic Circle and East and Southeast Asia, and as far south as Australia and New Zealand.Moores, a 56-year-old British conservation scientist , has spent more than two decades observing, chronicling and advocating for birds in South Korea. In recent years, he’s made a … [Read more...] about Can birds help connect North Korea to the world?
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North Korea says Australian student Alek Sigley had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in espionage by providing photos and other materials to news outlets with critical views toward the North.Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said North Korea deported Mr Sigley on Thursday after he pleaded for forgiveness over his activities, which the agency said infringed on North Korea's sovereignty. Mr Sigley arrived in Tokyo on Thursday after telling reporters he was in "very good" condition, but without saying what happened to him. He had been studying at a Pyongyang university and guiding tours in the North Korean capital before disappearing from social media contact with family and friends. KCNA said Mr Sigley, who was caught "red-handed" by a "relevant institution" of the North on June 25, had abused his status as a student by "combing" through Pyongyang and providing photos and other information to news sites such as NK News and other "anti-DPRK" media, a … [Read more...] about North Korea accuses Sigley of spying
Trump added that he appreciates the help that Russia and China have provided concerning North Korea. © REUTERS / KyodoTrump: 'No Money Was Paid to N Korea For Release of US Student'On Wednesday, Putin encouraged the United States to continue a constructive dialogue with North Korea on talks concerning the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. Putin has said that the denuclearisation the Korean Peninsula is possible, but that it is important to begin working on establishing trust between the parties. The Russian president emphasised that North Korea needed security and sovereignty guarantees that are achievable through the reinstatement of international law. READ MORE: WATCH North Korea's Kim Jong-un-s Limo Allegedly Drives in Russia's Vladivostok Moreover, Putin said he was unsure about resuming six-party talks on denuclearisation at this point, but such a format may be useful in providing … [Read more...] about Trump Welcomes Statements Made by Putin About North Korea
US President Donald Trump said he appreciated the statements made by Russian President Vladimir Putin after the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vladivostok. China's efforts on the denuclearization front were also helpful, Trump told reporters at the White House. The two heads of state met on Thursday in the Russian city of Vladivostok, where they discussed North Korea’s nuclear program, among other security issues. Also on rt.com ‘We have no secrets from US’: Putin says he is ready to tell Trump about Kim talks Speaking to the press after the summit, President Putin urged international cooperation, and that the DPRK be given a security guarantee. “They [the North Koreans] only need guarantees about their security,” President Putin said. “That’s it. All of us together need to think about this.” DETAILS TO FOLLOW … [Read more...] about Trump says he appreciated statements made by Russia’s Putin about North Korea
David Jackson USA TODAY Published 8:13 AM EDT Mar 29, 2019 WASHINGTON – The prospects of renewed nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea will be on the table next month when the president of South Korea visits the White House. President Donald Trump will meet with South Korea counterpart Moon Jae-in on April 11 to discuss trade, military cooperation, and North Korea's nuclear weapons program, the White House said late Thursday. "The alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea remains the linchpin of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in the region," said a White House statement on the meeting. The fate of North Korea's nuclear weapons – and an agreement to dismantle them – remains uncertain after the collapse of the February summit meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Otto Warmbier's parents:: 'Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son' … [Read more...] about Trump, South Korea leader Moon to meet about North Korea nukes